Down on the Farm

 

BULLETIN BOARDS:

1. "A Crop of Good Work"

2. "Old (School name)'s Farm"

3. "Down on the Farm"

4. "The Kindergarten Farm"

 

 

 BOOKS:

Old McDonald Had a Farm by Pam Adams

Baryard Lullaby by Frank Asch

Old McDonald Had an Apartment

by Judi and Ron Barret

Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Old McDonald Had a Farm  by Tracie Campbell

Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle

Old McDonald Had a Farm by David Carter

Wake Up, Big Barn by Suzanne Chitwood

Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley

Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley

The Farm Concert by Joy Cowley

Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin

Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons

Over on the Farm by Christopher Gunson

Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller

Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

Who Wakes Rooster? By Clare Hodgson Meeker

Cock-a-Doodle-Moo! by Bernard Most

The Cow that Went Oink by Bernard Most

The Chicken Sisters by Laura Numeroff

The Little Red Hen by Carol Ottolenghi

Chicken Little by Laura Rader

Dora’s Eggs by Julie Sykes

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell

 

      

We re-enact Mrs. Wishy Washy using laminated characters, a mud pattern, and a wash tin pattern.

 

        

                

 

 Poems and Songs:

"Barnyard Song":

 

"To the Farm"

Horses, donkeys, cows that moo.

Chickens, kittens, piglets, too.

Fish that swim down in the pond.

Ducklings quacking all day long.

All these animals you can see

If you go to the farm with me.

 

“Five Friendly Farmers”

Five friendly farmers
Wake up with the sun,
For it is early morning
And the chores must be done.
The first friendly farmer
Goes to milk the cow.
The second friendly farmer
Thought he'd better plow.
The third friendly farmer
Feeds the hungry hens.
The fourth friendly farmer
Puts the piggies in their pens.
The fifth friendly farmer
Picks the ripe corn.
And waves to the neighbor
When he blows his horn.
When the work is finished
And the evening sky is red
Five tired farmers
Tumble into bed!

                             

“Little Chick”

By Colraine Hunley

Snuggled down inside

An egg that was white,

Was a tiny chick

With its head tucked tight.

Then it lifted its head,

Tapped the egg with its beak,

And quickly popped out-

Peep, peep, peep!

 

"Down in the Barnyard"

("Down by the Station" tune)

by Jean Warren

Down in the barnyard

Early in the morning,

See the little yellow chicks

Standing in a row.

See the busy farmer

Passing out their breakfast

Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep,

Off they go!

 

"Ten Clean Squeaky Pigs"

Ten pigs so squeaky clean

Cleanest pigs you've ever seen

Wanted to go outside and play

Snort! Snort!

One jumped into the mud

Landed with a great big thud! (slap thighs)

Then there were nine clean squeaky pigs

Oink, oink!

*continue until no pigs are left

 

"Five White Fluffy Sheep"

Five white and fluffy sheep

In the pasture fast asleep

Their wool kept them cozy all night long.

Snore! Snore!

The farmer slipped away with one

And sheared the wool till he was done.

Then there were four white fluffy sheep.

Baa! Baa!

*continue until all the sheep are sheared

 

“Five Dancing Piggies”

(“Five Little Monkeys” tune)

Five little piggies dancing in the dirt,

One fell down and he got hurt.

Mama came running from across the farm

And put that piggy inside the barn…

Repeat until no piggies are left.

No more piggies dancing in the dirt,

They all fell down; they all got hurt.

Outside, no piggies can be found.

They’re all indoors, safe and sound.

 

"Ten Squeaky Pigs"

("Five Green Speckled Frogs" tune)

Ten pigs, so squeaky clean,

Cleanest pigs you've ever seen,

Wanted to go outside and play.

Snort, snort!
One jumped into the mud,

Landed with a great big thud!
Now there are nine squeaky pigs.

Snort, snort!

*continue until no pigs are left

 

 

“Five Cows All Black and White”
( “Five Little Speckled Frogs” tune)

Five cows all black and white
Chewed their cud from day to night
So they could give milk sweet and pure.
Squirt! Squirt!
One left the barn one day
So she could find more hay.
Then there were 4 cows all black and white.
Moo! Moo!
 

*continue until no cows are left

 

"The Wheels on the Tractor"

( "The Wheels on the Bus" tune)

The wheels on the tractor go round and round,

Round and round,

Round and round.

The wheels on the tractor go round and round,

All around the farm.

*continue using verses...

the lights go blink...

the brakes go squeak...

The horn goes beep...

The farmer goes up and down.

 

"Farm Sounds"

("The Wheels on the Bus" tune)

The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,

Moo, moo, moo,

Moo, moo, moo.

The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,

All around the farm.

*continue using verses...

...pigs in pen go oink...

...hens in coop go cluck...

...roosters on fence go cock-a-doodle-do...

...ducks in pond go quack...

...lambs on hill go baa...

                                                                

Raffi's "Down on Grandpa's Farm"

 

"B-I-N-G-O"

 

"Old McDonald Had a Farm"

 

"The Farmer in the Dell"

 

 

 

 WRITING:

1. CLass Book- "Animals on the Kindergarten Farm"- Each child draws an animal and completes the sentence "A ______ lives on a farm."

2. Journals-"My favorite farm animal is a _____".

 

 

 MATH:

1. Patterns- Create color patterns using plastic eggs.

2. Estimation- Estimate how many plastic eggs are in a basket.

3. Counting- Cut out 5 paper hens, 5 paper nests, and 15 paper eggs. Number hens 1-5. Glue different sets of eggs on each nest from 1-5.  Children help mother hens find their nest by matching the numerals to the sets of eggs.

4. Counting- Make paper barns and number from

1-5 Children place toy farm animals on each barn according to the number written on it.

5. Counting- Make white cows and write a number on each. Cut out black paper spots. Children place the amount of spots on the cow according to the number written on it.

6. Number Sequencing- Program 3 egg patterns with numbers, laminate, and connect with a brad. Children guess what number will be found inside eggshell.

7. Graphing- Graph favorite farm animals.

 

                             

                              

 SCIENCE:

1. Put Lifecycle of a Chicken cards in sequential order. Kizclub.com has an egg story that can be put in sequential order.

2. Pretend to milk a cow- Fill latex glove with milk. Poke VERY small holes in fingertips using a pushpin. Give each student a turn milking the "udder". Do over a sink or bucket so milk does not go all over the place.

3. Make and eat pigs in a blanket.

4. Animals in Mud Snack- Make chocolate pudding and mix in anaimal crackers. Serve.

5. Match animal cards to pictures of what they produce on the pocketchart...bee-honey

                                   hens-egg

                                   cow-milk and cheese

                                   sheep-clothing

                                  

6. Match farm animal mother cards to farm animal baby cards. Another variation is making a poster of farm animals and taping yarn from mother to matching baby.  

            

7. Children shear a sheep (blown up balloon covered with shaving cream) using popsicle sticks.

 

8. Farm Five Senses Chart

 

                       

 

 ART:

1. Feathered Friend- Cut a chick shape out of yellow paper. Glue on orange beak, wiggly eyes, and yellow feathers. Chicks can be displayed in a nest made out of strips of brown paper.

2. Paper cup Pig- Children cut out a pink circle to represent pig's body. Children paint a plastic cup pink (mix paint with glue so it sticks to cup) and glue on to pig's body to represent snout. Cut and glue on ears, feet, and a tail.

3. Paper Plate Piggy- Children paint a large paper plate and a small paper plate pink. Glue small plate atop big plate to represent face. Cut out ears, nose, feet and glue on to pig. Draw eyes and a mouth with a black marker. Create tail by twisting pipe cleaner around a pencil and then taping it to the back of the pig.

4. Cottonball sheep- Cover sheep pattern with white cottonballs.

5. Paper Bag Cows- Children cut out pattern of cow's head and hooves and glue on to a paper bag. Make spots using fingerprints and black paint.